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Below is the poem entitled ON BARR TRAIL which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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the going is steep –
twenty-five percent grade –
twelve miles to the top

legs tire already
we plan to go half way up
to where the trees stop

from there only rock
and no beauty in the climb
we brought a feast

some four miles along
we happen on a meadow,
all nature at peace,

and this silver stream
directly across the path
glistening the rocks

wonderful to be
on this perfect forest glade
we shuck shoes and sox,

roll the pebbles round
wash our aching arms and legs
and luxuriate

then we see a fawn
standing by the wooded edge
feasting without fear

in such surroundings –
this hidden mountain haven –
we sense god is near

no continuing
timberline will have to wait
other time and date

From Manitou Springs
Barr Trail goes to the top of Pike's Peak

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  1. Date: 8/9/2013 11:05:00 AM
    I am glad that you found that meadow..I could see the place from your description..I am glad that I chose this one to read today..Sara

    Kendrick Avatar Sara Kendrick
    Date: 8/9/2013 11:06:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for stopping by "The Laundry"..She might have had a touch of Irish>>Sara
  1. Date: 7/23/2013 11:59:00 PM
    Rereading this one. I enjoyed it just as much the second time.

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 4:59:00 PM
    this is really wonderful, Daver. how you painted the scenes of your mountain visit!! Thanks for your comments today. It was great to see you at my poems.

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 12:01:00 PM
    This is a really, really amazing poem!! Love every line of it. :)

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 7:03:00 AM
    - Daver, I like it.... Nice work! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 2:31:00 PM
    Hi Dave-r..good to see a post from you..and what a pretty one. Im looking at a picture of a similar place at Mt in Ca. .We did make it to the top..but the trip was the pleasure. BG